Anyone who has had a pet knows that seeing them sick is no different than when a human family member is unwell – because pets are family. But, most pets in the United States are uninsured, meaning when they get sick, it can be too expensive for owners to treat their illnesses.
In fact, many pets in the U.S. don't even qualify for private pet insurance. Elderly pets or pets with pre-existing conditions are often deemed too "high risk" for insurance companies to take on the "burden" of insuring them (even though that is literally what they are paid for).
This is how human insurance used to work, too – until the ACA banned that practice and guaranteed Americans the right to insurance regardless of their health status. If we can do it for human family members, we can do it for our non-human ones, too!
Sign now to tell Congress to pass legislation allowing pets to be added to insurance plans as family members!
Right now, insurance companies allow people to add children, spouses, or other dependent relatives to their family plans. This is a huge victory – and keeps millions of Americans safely insured.
But children and partners aren't the only dependent family members for many people. In fact, more households in the U.S. have reported having a pet than having children. So why do these animals not get treated as family members, even when they are, by definition, a part of our family?
Our pets deserve quality healthcare, and the best way to guarantee healthcare access is through good health insurance. It is time Congress pass legislation to allow pets to be added as family members to insurance plans!
Sign the petition now if you agree!